Botanic Garden und Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Freie Universität Berlin (FUB-BGBM)
The BGBM and its extensive scientific collections is a centre of European biodiversity research. A pioneer in the domain of electronic data in natural history museums, the BGBM Dept. of Biodiversity Informatics today has over 20 scientific staff members. R&D activities focus on taxonomic information systems and networking of distributed core biodiversity information. The BGBM hosts numerous databases and information systems and is connected with a Gigabit backbone and Gigabit connection to the GÉANT network via GWIN.